Aimee Fuller, Laax Open 2016 | Photo Credit: Jenny Bletcher

09 February 2017

GB Park and Pipe's Aimee Fuller: One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018 #1YTG

The 9th February 2017 officially marks one year to go until the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018. We're celebrating this exciting milestone with a series of British Ski & Snowboard athlete interviews from across the disciplines, giving you an insight into their pre-Olympic aspirations and plans.

In this interview we speak to GB Park and Pipe snowboarder Aimee Fuller who competed in Sochi 2014 at her first Olympic Games and is well on track this season in Olympic qualifiers to make it to her second.

Aimee Fuller | Photo Credit: Andrew Fawcett

How is this season going? What have been the highs and lows? 

Highs have been making the finals in the first Big Air World Cup of the qualifying season, a top 5 in the Finals of the Italian World Cup and Qualifying for the Finals of the US World Cup in Mammoth. Lows for sure, managing my sprained ankle. I didn't even do it snowboarding, a casual hike at Christmas! Meant I had to miss the Russian Big Air event, and compete in the first 2 Slopestyle World Cups with a taped up, sprained ankle.

What are your ambitions for the remainder of the season?

To continue the roll of making finals in all of the upcoming World Cups! and work on some new tricks I have stored up my sleeve!  

Have you started thinking about PyeongChang 2018 yet?

Yeah It's been a really exciting journey, I love having something to work towards, I made it out to PyeongChang twice in the last year for the Big Air and Slopestyle World Cups. It's really cool to see the build in process and to know what I am aiming for.

What will you most look forward to if you make it to PyeongChang 2018?

Wearing the team kit, representing Team GB, and riding my socks off in both Big Air and Slopestyle. I am super excited about the new addition of Big Air in the games, so that will be a mega debut! 

What other sport would you most look forward to watching if you make it to PyeongChang 2018?

For sure the Ski Slopestyle - we have some amazing skiers and I love watching and supporting the other GB Park and Pipe crew. The ski jumping is also crazy to watch, those guys fly, literally. It's got to be the closest thing to flying launching off a 200m ramp! 

Why should young people consider taking up your sport? 

It's a great way to stay fit, meet people, and challenge yourself, snowboarding is a free sport and there are no rules our boundaries, it's all about getting out there, having fun and enjoying the mountains with your mates! 

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